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We have two 2008 R2 domain controllers that are broken and out of sync. We are looking to restore these domain controllers from a backup using Veeam. We have been made aware that we were supposed to have application aware processing enabled for the backup on these servers, we did not have it enabled at the time the backup was taken. This means that we are restoring from raw data, essentially if we were reverting to a snapshot of these servers. Can we restore these servers to full functionality?
I cancelled a disk expand on a Server 2016 VM VHDX (Clustered 2016 Hyper-V environment) and the window was stuck in "Attempting to cancel" so I killed it via task manager. Now when I try to do is again, I cannot expand the volume, it throws an error saying "failed to expand disk". I also cannot take Checkpoints in hyper-v manager.

I'm getting event ID 15282 and event id 27294. I also cannot run Veeam backups on this VM. I'm worried about doing anything (reboot, migrate etc) because I don't have any way to back it up. It's a production server as well.
HUGE problem!  

We are in an ESX 6 environment.  I recently used Veeam to migrate a VM from one host to another.  I selected the option to delete the original VM upon successful migration.

So, once the migrated VM started, we noticed that there were some spanned drives in there and they are corrupt.  

I need to recover (undelete) the original VM on the data store from which it was migrated.

Questions is:  HOW do I run recovery software on the original datastore on the original ESX host to see if I can undelete the VMDK files that lived there?

Where do I install the recovery software?  How do I mount the datastore need some step-by-step help here.



Should I use Veeam for replicating an exchange server? They only have one and looks like they won't approve another for me to set up a DAG. We already use Veeam for backups. I have about 4 TB on one host in local disks since we just migrated the VMs off of it to their new SAN so I can replicate to those local disks. Just wasn't sure about replicating exchange and how to go about connecting clients to it, if they won't connect automatically after restarting outlook, should we need to failover to the replica.

Backup of two VM servers with Veeam Backup and Replication failed. The following error is logged.

Task failed Error: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure.

If I try to create a new job and connect to the server, it prompts out there is a SSL connection error.  The Veeam is directly connect to VMware server. We don't have vCenter.

Recently, I have rebuild a VMware 6.0 server due to SD card failure. However, the datastore doesn't rebuild as it is stored in RAID-1 and the rebuild VMware can recognize it.  Any idea ?
We are using ESXi 6.0 and we are running Windows VMs.  I used Veeam to migrate a VM over to a new host and it came up hosed.  The dynamic disks won't come back online.

On the problem VM, my disk shows as dynamic and my spanned volumes show failed.  Reactivating them isn't working.  I can't reactivate the disk or the volume.

Can anyone point me in the direction of how to fix this?

Before you ask, no, we don't have backups.  We lost the NAS for backups about three weeks ago and we have no replacement NAS yet.  So, I was going to split my VMs between two of my three hosts and replicate the VMs to the third host.  It's during the migration that the file server got hosed.

Anyone have a good fix for recovering the spanned disks?



PS:  My disks show as spanned, dynamic, failed.
This is using Veeam backup and replication 9.5. We are using a standalone lto6 single tape drive. There are altogether 10 tapes for 2 rounds of full backups from Monday to Friday. Since the contents for each day backup is quite small (around 100 GB), I am thinking of keeping 10 weeks' worth of backups for each tape, so, I set the retention to 10 weeks for this media pool. However, no matter how I twist and turn the settings on both media pool (borneo) and backup to tape job 2, I still can't get the subsequent backup contents append. Please see the attached document for the settings of media pool and backup to tape job.

Please enlighten so as I can store 10 weeks' of backup contents per tape or so. Thanks in advance.
Dear All

               How do i eject tape from Veeam ? i was trying to eject, but i can not select the "eject" button, any idea ?


I'm curious about opinions on actual experiences with Veeam Failover/Replication vs VMWare's integrated solution.
Preferably from people who have done both and some Pro's and Con's, overall experience etc.

We already have Veeam and I'm quite happy with it for backups, but I'm not 100% sure about it's failover capabilities.
Hi experts,

I am using Microsoft Azure, which comes with my Partner subscription. I am only using it to set up simple storage under the $100 monthly limit to use with Veeam. The problem is when I set up a simple storage, Veeam does not recognize it during its wizard. If I set up Azure to run the storage as a VM network, it does work with Veeam, but it is too costly, and it is complicated.

Basically, what I am saying is that I am rather clueless when it comes to working with Azure. I am not sure if I am able to contact Microsoft for support; that is doubtful. If someone understands my question, then possibly it can be done here. If not, I may need help one on one remotely to set Azure up properly.

I use Veeam Backup & Replication to Backup all my VM's and Replicate them to my DR site.

I'm currently Replicating from a the live VM's.  I would just like to know from best practices should continue to Replicate from the live VM's or Replicate from the last Backup of the VM's?

OK Guys, a question about a topic i have no to none experience in...

i bought a second hand HP Storageworks MSL6000

this has 2 LTO 3 drives inside.

the vendor told me he connected the MSL6000 over IP to a windows system.

i see on the back a Fiber Connection and a Network Connection.

any idea how to get this working? i have a windows server 2016 running with Veeam BR installed and working.

i need to connect the MSL 6000 into windows so that Veeam van use this.

how to start?

We use VMware and VEEAM backup. Due to some database corruption on our Windows 2008 Exchange 2007 server, I am planning to run Eseutil /P and Eseutil /D on the server during this weekend.

The total size of the Mailbox database on the exchange is 365 GB and is hosted on D: Drive and the available free space on this drive is 800GB. I am planning to take a Snapshot or Clone the Exchange server before I run these Eseutil utilities.

After running these utilities, in case the database get into a problem and if data loss occurs, I can bring up the Cloned server OR the Snapshot.

In my situation please let me know what would be the best CLONING or SNASPHOT?
Any suggesting would be great!
Thanks in advance
Hi All, I want move a Hyper V VM Domain Controller(with all FSMO Roles) from one host to another host.

This is not a clustered environment, the VM DC is being backed up with Veeam, can I just restore the VM hdd to the new Host and fire it up or should I perform a Export/Import process?

I have read lots of articles that suggest this would be fine, but some say there may be replication problems, Unique ID issues etc.

I would appreciate any advice on this process

Since upgrading to Veeam 9.5 Ive noticed I now have snapshots on two of my 4 servers which sit on the vCentre. Im down to 350gb on the main storage datastore and dont have any more space presently available. I never noticed these snapshots before on Veeam 8 but I may of not noticed but since upgrading to 9.5 a lot of space has disappeared from my datastore.

Is there a way the snapshots can be consolidated into the main vm files or do I have to provide more space?

Got 2 Veeam 9.5 backup jobs stopping on and Ive tried locating the VeeamAgent.exe but there are none. I followed the KB article where you stop and start services etc but this has not worked either.

Anybody come across this?

Windwos 2012, Veeam 9.5 Update 3.

Re: Imaging computers for bare metal backups.  I don't want to miss a bet regarding best practices.
So, I'm asking for comments on my beliefs and practices.
I'm trying to be as pedantic as possible in order to generate comments.  So some assertions are really, to me, DUH!  (You don't have to say "well, SURE!"     :-)
I'm currently targeting VEEAM Windows Free Agent as the tool.
There are no virtual machines.
There are no "families" of identical target hardware.

1) If it's going to be bare metal then that implies the OS drive could be empty and one has to provide a boot mechanism.

2) One has to have a boot mechanism, an image, and the image source has to be reachable by the booted recovery environment.

3) Remote access is out of the question.

4) If the computer is headless then this can complicate matters to provide HID access for the recovery environment.

5) The VEEAM backup process can keep up with changes.  So, if the objective is to back out from an OS upgrade, some selection in the recovery will be necessary.  (Assumes that using a Restore Point from within Windows isn't feasible).

6) Using VEEAM, it's necessary to have a unique boot drive.  How to avoid the uniqueness?

7) The unique boot drives have to be available or easily burned from backups.  (Which?)

8) If the unique boot drive isn't tested (including that the image file reachable) then you don't know what you have.

Some thoughts and questions:
The more computers handled by imaging, …
How to manual backup for virtual machine store in the Vsphere client show in the screenshot. Do i just backup the vmdk will do?

Please note we don't have a Veeam backup and vcenter to export to OVF files and the only solution is to do a manual backup.
I'm trying to make good use of the VEEAM free imaging tool for bare metal backups.
I can get the image files OK but have a few questions about restore operations.

Assuming that I need to apply this to a number of computers (not too large a number) and that others may have to do the restorations, I'd like to save the files on a network share rather than, say, an external USB drive that can be made "local" when the time for restoration comes.
Clearly, one is going to want to test the restoration process and I'm willing to deal with variations in computers regarding "can this one boot from a USB or DVD?".

But, in the first test using a network drive, I couldn't get the VEEAM restore system to see any network shares.
This is in a workgroup environment with a number of file shares on the network.
I've already determined that the NIC driver seems to be present and have configured its settings after / during boot to match the workgroup subnet.
But that's as far as I can get.
Also, I'm not expecting name service so use file-sharing computer IP addresses such as:

I don't want to find a solution for a one-off computer.  I want to be able to do this over a range of different computers.

Suggestions?  I'd rather not give up on a network share as the image source.  But, if that's the conventional wisdom then I guess I'll have to more seriously consider just that.

I have a current ESXi infrastructure, 2- ESXi 5.0.0 Hosts, with SAN Storage  with the VMs successfully backed up by Veaam to external NAS storage daily.
i have purchased 2 DELL EMC R440 servers with internal, 8 bay, RAID 5 storage running ESXi 6.5.1

I'm looking for opinions on how best to migrate 5 Server 2008R2 VMs to the new Host and storage.
My concern is that ESXi 5.0.0 is now legacy with VCenter being 5.0.0 also.
Veeam is 9.0

I was thinking of doing a manual cold migration, by bringing down the VMs, manually copying them over to the new storage,  "Add to Inventory" and start them up.
I may be overthinking this, should I leverage VEEAM?
*My concern is dealing with VMs from 5.0.0 straight to 6.5.1. Am I being to gun-shy here?

I'd appreciate any scenarios that you can offer.
efficient offsite Reposotrity for Veeam 5TB of data. Currently using 2 buffalo Terastations but not efficient, Space is limited. I was thinking of a MSA2400 with dual controllers for redundancy. What you think?
Using Veeam 9.0 FREE edition and pulling copies from ESXi 5.1, 5.5, and 6.5 .

When performing Veeam Zip operations on a VM does the VM need to be powered off?
Specifically for Linux Red Hat 7.2, can I leave this powered on while taking a backup?
Traffic shapping for Veeam Backup:

he we use VEEAM backup to backup my Hyper-V hosts.

we are running SCVMM 2016 to manage al our vm's and hosts.

how can i set that Veeam backup uses another networkcard then my regular network traffic for my vm's.

i need to do this in scvmm i think but nu idea how to.
Run a PowerCLI to list all snapshots on my VMware server. However, I can't locate some snapshot (eg. IMSVA_replica is no longer exist, we only use IMSVA_replica1).

Any idea where does these snapshot locate ?

One of backup jobs are failing with the following error:

"Processing SEVER1 Error: Unfreeze error: [Backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writer's data. A VSS critical writer has failed. Writer name: [SqlServerWriter]. Class ID: [{a65f4462-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0465426912a}]. Instance ID: [{54654edf-a345-470b-9bcf-214245bf339b}]. Writer's state: [VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT]. Error code: [0x800423f4].]"

I use Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 and I am on VMware version 6.5.

VeeamSponsored by Jamf Now





Veeam® has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam develops backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software for VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. The company focuses on products that help with virtualized workloads, reduce downtime, and ensure the system Availability required by service-level agreements.